West LoI from West dated 2018-03-30

Unto Dame Juliana de Luna, Laurel; Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Pelican; Master Cormac Mor, Wreath; and the various members of the College of Arms, greetings from Lady Edith of Swanesdale, Matins Herald for the Kingdom of the West!

1: Áfastr Dreki Reginsson - New Name & New Device

Per bend sinister azure and sable, on an anvil reversed argent a mallet azure, in chief four mullets of four points Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Meaning (mighty dragon) most important.

The submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes, and cares about the meaning (mighty dragon) and gender (male) of the name.

Áfastr - from the Nordiskt runnamnslexikon p.16 [http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.6dffb94c149794d926e379/1415279748920/Runnamnslexicon_T% 20141106.pdf]

Dreki - from No Copy Source [Lind Personbinamn] Lind, E. H. Norsk-Isländska Personbinamn Från Medeltiden Samlade Ock Utgivna Med Förklaringar. byname, col. 63, with the meaning `dragon' or possibly `dragon ship'

Reginn - from No Copy Source [Lind] Lind, E. H. Norsk-Isländska Dopnamn ock Fingerade Namn från Medeltiden. col. 853, notes that is appears in a patronymic in Norway: (AE)iuinder R(ae)igins sun, in 1391

Reginsson - formed according to No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi] Geirr Bassi Haraldsson. The Old Norse Name. Double consonants at the end of a given name change to single consonant + `s' + -son or -dóttir, p.17

The Scandinavian name formation <given + descriptive + patronymic> is found in SENA Appendix A.

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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-22-38_afastr_namedoc01b.jpg


2: Axera Coscolano - New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (Cataluna/Northern Spain) most important.
Culture (Cataluna/Northern Spain) most important.

Submitter cares about the language and/or culture (Cataluna/Northern Spain) and the gender (female) of the name.

Axera - from No Copy Source `Jews in Catalonia: 1250 to 1400 - Women's Given Names' by Juliana de Luna (Julia Smith) [https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juliana/catalan-jews/CatalanJews-given-women.html]

Coscolano - from `Valencian Names of the Inhabitants of Peníscola, Easter 1549' by Gunnvǫr silfrahárr [http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/FTP_Files/ValencianNames1549.htm]. Cited source: Joan-Hilari Muñoz i Sebastià. "Els Habitants de Peníscola l'Any 1549, Segons una Llibreta de Compliment Pasqual". Butlletí del Centre d'Estudis del Maestrat 68 (Jul-Dec 2002). pp. 107-117. Web: La Societat Catalana de Genealogia, Heràldica, Sigillografia, Vexillologoa i Nobiliària. November 10, 2003. [http://www.scgenealogia.org/articles/tarragona/peniscola.doc]

The Spanish name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-23-05_axera_namedoc02.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-23-06_axera_namedoc03.jpg


3: Bastian Tornir - New Name & New Device

Argent, a tower and on a point pointed gules a cross couped argent, on a chief gules three mullets argent.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Client requests authenticity for language and/or culture (Swiss), time period (1450-1550).
Language (1450-1550 Swiss) most important.
Culture (1450-1550 Swiss) most important.

Submitter cares about the language and/or culture (1450-1550 Swiss) and the gender (male) of the name. Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes. Submitter requests Authenticity for language and/or culture (Swiss) and time period (1450-1550).

Bastian - from No Copy Source FamilySearch: `Bastian Meyer' christened Apr 1531, Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland, Batch C92753-2 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FV8K-PVH]

Tornir - from No Copy Source `14th-16th C Names from Valais, Switzerland' by Sara L. Uckelman [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/swiss/valais.html#2]. Table: Surnames, alphabetically: `Tornir' from 1506 Hérémence.

The German, Swiss, French, and Italian name formations <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A. As all of these languages were in use in this area at this time, we checked for name formation for all.


4: Beatrice de Moreby - Resub Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the West LoI of April 03, 2017 as submitted.

Argent, an increscent moon azure maintaining between its horns a mullet of eight points sable.

Original submission Argent, maintained between the horns of an increscent moon azure, a mullet of eight interlocking mascles sable was returned on the August 2017 LoAR with the commentary:

"This device is returned for violation of SENA A3C. Precedent disallows a mullet of interlocking mascles except as a primary charge. In the return of Solia Corsali's device in the LoAR of August 2013, Per bend azure and sable, a bend ermine between two mullets of eight interlocking mascles argent, Laurel ruled:

In this design, the bend is the primary charge, and the mullets of eight interlocking mascles are secondary charges. SENA A3C states that "Voiding and fimbriation may only be used with ordinaries or simple geometric charges when they are part of a primary charge group", but also that "Charges which are voided as part of their type, such as mascles...are not affected by these restrictions." However, this arrangement of mascles is no more complex than a mullet of eight points voided and interlaced, a charge which it certainly resembles and may be the equivalent of, and which is only allowable as a primary charge. Therefore, this device is returned for using a complex voided charge not as part of the primary charge group.

In this submission, the mascles are also a secondary charge, and a maintained one, and likewise run afoul of the prohibition.

In addition, the badge is returned for violation of SENA A2C2, which requires that charges be drawn in a way that is recognizable. No commenters could identify the secondary charge without reading the description.

There is a step from period practice for the use of a mullet of eight interlocking mascles."

The submitter has replaced the `mullet of eight interlocking mascles' with `a mullet of eight points'. This clears the reason for the return, and also removes the SFPP from the design.


5: Beatrix Fuchs - New Name

No changes.

Submitter will NOT accept ANY changes to the name and marked no other boxes.

Beatrix - from No Copy Source FamilySearch: Beatrix Rott, christened Nov 1585, Evangelisch, Esslingen, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg, Batch C94136-1 [https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VH3J-KF1]

Fuchs - No Copy Source [Brechenmacher] Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Etymologisches Wörterbuch der Deutschen Familiennamen. p.516 usually spelled 'Vuhs' or 'Fuhs' but includes examples of 'Fuchsberg' d.1490-1541, 'Fuchser' d.1495, 'Fuchshart' d.1465, and continuing

Leonhart Fuchs, author of de historia stirpium commentarii insignes published in 1543 (book can be accessed via any search or in its entirety on archive.org [https://archive.org/details/dehistoriastirp00specgoog] )

The German name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

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#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-17/14-25-49_beatrix_namedoc02.jpg


6: Bragi Flokason - New Name & New Device

Per bend embattled purpure and argent crussily couped azure, on a flame argent a heart gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (none noted) most important.

Submitted as `Bragi Flokisson'. The submitter cares about the sound (none noted) and the gender (male) of the name.

Bragi - No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi] p. 8 `Bragi'

Flokisson - No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi] p. 9 `Flóki'

From No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi] p. 17 Names ending in -i > -a + son, forming `Bragi Flókason'. As Old Norse names can either use all or no accents, thus `Bragi Flokason' is also acceptable, and we have adjusted the submission accordingly.

The Scandinavian name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

The submitter's original image used a non-standard depiction of flames. He was contacted and approved the change to the depiction submitted. Please see the attached image to reference the original depiction.

(Just FYI - OSCAR or my display translated the 'purpure' part of the field a little odd. It IS 'purpure': I colored it in myself.)

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7: Cassiopeia of Alexandria - New Name & New Device

Per pale sable and purpure, two ravens addorsed Or, and in chief a crescent argent.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No changes.

The submitter will NOT accept MAJOR or MINOR changes, and cares about the gender of the name (female).

Cassiopeia - Legal Name Allowance (SENA PN.1.B.2.e), submitter has provided a birth certificate showing this is her given name, spelled as submitted

of - lingua anglica article forming a name as <given> from <placename>.

Alexandria - city in Egypt founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC [https://www.britannica.com/place/Alexandria-Egypt]

SENA PN.1.B.2.c. Lingua Anglica Allowance: We allow the registration of translations of attested and constructed descriptive and locative bynames into standard modern English.

For the submission <Cassiopeia of Alexandria> please find this reference for forming <given name + locative> in Greek: SENA Appendix A directs to Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era by Berret Chavez, aka Bardas Xiphias at [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/introduction.html]. This article states that possible sources of surnames in the later Byzantine era included descriptive bynames such as "of Antioch".

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-26-45_cassie_namedoc01.jpg


8: Claire Cameron - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the West LoI of January 19, 2018 as submitted.

Azure, a phoenix and in chief three bells Or.

We believe this to be clear of Tatiana Ivanovna's (Dec. 1980 via the Middle): Azure, a Russian firebird displayed Or, crested and its six tail-feathers each charged with a heart gules. because of the hearts on the tails of her firebird and the addition of the bells.


9: Domamir Vlatko syn - New Name & New Device

Argent, in pall three conies courant conjoined at the hind foot within a bordure vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No major changes.
Language (none noted) most important.
Culture (none noted) most important.
Meaning (none noted) most important.

The submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes, and cares about the meaning and language and/or culture (none noted) and gender of the name (male).

Domamir - from Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section D by Paul Goldschmidt: `Domamir' d.1088, meaning "peace at home" [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/d.html]

Vlatko - from Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section VL-Y by Paul Goldschmidt: `Vlatko' d.1399 [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/vl-y.html]

syn - SENA Appendix A refers readers to Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Russian Names - Grammar, by Paul Goldschmidt, which does document this form of patronymic. <syn> is "son" and can be placed in a variety of positions in a surname. Including the form chosen by the submitter. [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html]

(Both the West Kingdom College of Heralds and the submitter like the alliteration of 'three conies courant conjoined'.)


10: Elisheva bint Sitt al-Sirr - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 2006, via the West.

Vert, on a demisun issuant from base Or a tyger passant azure.


11: Elizabetta Morella Armati Debello - New Name & New Device

Argent, a hummingbird hovering vert winged and tailed azure on a chief embattled azure a hedgehog argent between two Stars of David Or.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Sound (none noted) most important.

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes. Submitter cares about the sound (none noted) and gender (female) of the name.)

Elizabetta - from No Copy Source [De Felice Nomi] De Felice. Emidio. dizionario dei nomi italiani. `Elizabetta' #141

Spelled `Elizabeta' in Fourteenth Century Venetian Personal Names by Arval Benicoeur (Josh Mittleman) and Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) at [https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/arval/venice14/venice14given.html#table]

Morella - from No Copy Source [De Felice Nomi] `Morella' #270 - UNDATED

Armati - from Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532, edited by David Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield, and Anthony Molho [http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/TLSURNAM1.html] from [http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/] - `Armati'

Debello - from Florentine Renaissance Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532, edited by David Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield, and Anthony Molho [http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/doc/TLSURNAM1.html] from [http://cds.library.brown.edu/projects/tratte/] - spelled `Delbello'

The Italian name formation <double given + byname + byname> is found ?

We were unable to date 'Morella' or provide documentation for the name formation, but find them plausible and are sending them on asking for help documenting these two.

There is an SFPP for the `hovering' posture.

The submitter's original depiction included a very low chief. She was contacted and approved the change to the depiction submitted. Please see the attached image to reference the original depiction.

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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-26-21_elizabetta_namedoc01.jpg

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12: Eukrates of Athens - New Name & New Device

Or, a chevron between two stags rampant addorsed sable and a demi-sun issuant from base vert.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Submitter will accept NO changes. Submitter cares about the gender (male) of the name.)

Eukrates - `Eukrates, son of Aristodimos, of Peiraeus', from Law Against Tyranny by The American School of Classical Studies at Athens [http://www.agathe.gr/democracy/marble_stele.html]

of - lingua anglica article forming a name as <given> from <placename>.

Athens - city in Greece with continual recorded habitation dating back to the Neolithic Period [https://www.britannica.com/place/Athens/History]

For the submission <Eukrates of Athens> please find this reference for forming <given name + locative> in Greek: SENA Appendix A directs to Personal Names of the Aristocracy in the Roman Empire During the Later Byzantine Era by Berret Chavez, aka Bardas Xiphias at [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/byzantine/introduction.html]. This article states that possible sources of surnames in the later Byzantine era included descriptive bynames such as "of Antioch".

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-25-45_eukrates_namedoc01b.jpg


13: Eva Hundsdotter - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the West LoI of November 16, 2016 as submitted.

(Fieldless) On a quatrefoil knot argent a dragon couchant wings elevated and addorsed vert.


14: Hannah Story Teller - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2013, via the West.

Gules, a cross gurgity argent.

From the PicDic "The "cross gurgity" or "cross gurgitée", while appearing in modern heraldry texts [e.g. Leonhard 291], does not seem to have been actually used in medieval armory. Its use is considered a step from period practice." (SFPP) [http://mistholme.com/?s=gurgity]

This badge is being submitted as a "test case" to suggest to the SCA College of Arms that the cross gurgity be disallowed for registration, based on its similarity to the swastika (or fylfot), and all the possible negative reactions to the use of such an image.

This submission and its purpose have the complete support of the West Kingdom College of Heralds.

Text provided by the submitter:

"Submitter is submitting this badge with the hopes that the College will find the primary charge, the cross gurgity, unregisterable due to offensiveness. While submitter is aware that the charge has been found registerable previously and that offensiveness is a high bar, the submitter has found additional evidence that was not considered during prior registrations of the charge.

Commenters on early registrations of the cross gurgity found that the curved ends made the charge sufficiently dissimilar from a swastika. However, a curved variant of the swastika was used by Nazis during WWII and is still in use modernly. The website of a modern white nationalist group, Volkisch Runology, discusses their current use of a swastika with curved ends as the "women's swastika" and also provides several images of the use of curved swastikas very similar in appearance to a cross gurgity by actual Nazis during WWII: https://volkisch-runes.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-feminine-curved-swastika-as-sign-of.html?m=1 For the convenience of those who don't want to end up on government watch lists, I have attached the images from the website as swastika1 and swastika2; note the more standard swastika on the flag in the background of swastika1. The first line of text in the swastika2 image roughly translates as, "Under the title 'heritage of the ancestors' the Nordic Society, in association with the spellbound band 501 of the Hitler Youth in Vienna, organized an evening."

While the traditional and curved swastikas are both in reverse of the cross gurgity, a simple search for "swastika graffiti" yields numerous examples of swastikas drawn in reverse. A reversed swastika is often used as a hate symbol modernly. See attached images swastika3, swastika4, and swastika5; note also the curved ends on swastika5. Simply reversing a swastika is not sufficient to prevent it from being recognized as a swastika.

Additionally, the cross gurgity itself has been found to cause offense. Submitter showed the image on the badge form to numerous people both within and outside the SCA and asked them what their impression of the image was. The near-unanimous response was, "That is a swastika." Many individuals were willing to provide statements to that effect to the college of heralds, should that be needed.

The existing armory with the cross gurgity in the West has long caused offense to members of the populace, many of whom have volunteered to provide statements to the College on the subject if that is requested. The owners of those pieces of armory, having become aware of the offense, are all currently in the process of submitting new heraldry that does not feature the cross gurgity. However, the change of existing armory does not render the issue a moot point as long as the cross gurgity is available as a registerable charge for new armory.

Based on the historical usage by the Nazis during WWII of curved swastikas as a symbol, the modern usage of curved swastikas by existing hate groups, and the offense that the cross gurgity specifically has caused due to its close resemblance to a swastika, submitter believes that the cross gurgity clears the bar for offense outlined in SENA A7."

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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-25-16_hannah_badgedoc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-25-17_hannah_badgedoc02.jpg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-25-19_hannah_badgedoc03.jpg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-25-20_hannah_badgedoc04.jpg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-25-20_hannah_badgedoc05.jpg


15: Iriniia Mishnikova - New Name & New Device

Per bend embattled plumetty Or and purpure, and argent, in base a peacock's feather bendwise azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Client requests authenticity for 8th - 13th century Russia.
Language most important.
Culture most important.

The submitter cares about the language and/or culture of the name and the gender (female) with an AUTHENTICITY request for language and/or culture and time period (8th - 13th century Russia).

Iriniia - from Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section H-J by Paul Goldschmidt. "Irina (f) -- "peace." Irina, mother of Mikhail. 866. [Nov 12] Dims: Irinka (Irinka Nazarova doch', Grigor'eva zhena Kuznetsova). 1606. [RIB XIV 572]"

Vars: Iriniia. 13-14th Centuries. [Lev 41] Irin'ia (wife of Isaiia Elenteevits'). 1467. [Gra 324]" [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/h-j.html]

Mishnikova - from Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Section MI by Paul Goldschmidt. "Mysh' (m) -- "mouse." Dims: Myshka (Myshka Smotrov, peasant). 1539. [Tup 262] Myshko (Myshko Kobchich, servant). 1545. [Tup 262]

Vars: Mysh (Mysh Proskornich', craftsman). 1565. [Tup 262]

Pat Vars: Myshkovich [from Myshko] (Mordas Myshkovich, warden). Recorded in 1640. [Tup 255] [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/mi.html]

Paul Goldschmidt's Dictionary of Period Russian Names - Grammar [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paul/zgrammar.html]: Many bynames ending in `-kov(a)' listed, including `Miasnikov ("son of a butcher")' (note that `Miasnik' is found under the MI section).

Please help document the formation from `Mysh' to `Mish-ni-kova'.

The Russian name formation <given + patronymic> is found in SENA Appendix A.


16: Jane Corwin - New Alternate Name

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in February of 2007, via Calontir.

Jane Batman Corwin

No changes.

Submitted by Jane Corwin, the name `Jane Batman Corwin' is to be registered as an alternate name. The submitter will NOT accept ANY changes and marked no other boxes.

Jane Batman - from No Copy Source FamilySearch: Jane Batman married Aug 1550, Ellastone, Stafford, England, Batch M01010-2 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V52C-1LC]

Corwin - from No Copy Source FamilySearch: John Corwin christened May 1579, Laceby, Lincoln, England, Batch # C02967-1 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JWCF-JQ5]

The English name formation <given + byname + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.


17: Kharakhan Saran - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in June of 1990, via Calontir.

Old Item: Draigen MacConn, to be retained as an alternate name.
No major changes.
Language (Mongolian) most important.
Culture (Mongolian) most important.

Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes. Submitter cares about the language and/or culture (Mongolian) and the gender ("don't care") of the name. Submitter will NOT allow the creation of a holding name.

Kharakhan - `Khara' meaning `black' from Mongolian Naming Practices by Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html]

`-khan' multiple examples show `-khan' used as a secondary part of a given name from Mongolian Naming Practices by Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongolian_names_marta.html]

Saran - from An Introduction to Classical (Literary) Mongolian, 2nd Edition, by Kaare Grenbech and John R. Krueger, p.15, 72, 74

The name formation comes from On the Documentation and Construction of Period Mongolian Names by Baras-aghur Naran [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/mongol.html]

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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-24-15_kharakhan_namedoc01.jpg


18: Kharatai Chinua - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name on the West LoI of May 27, 2017 as submitted.

Gules, a wolf rampant sable and in base a sun Or.

The submitter has included paperwork and documentation for an Individually Attested Pattern to allow the use of a sable wolf on a gules field.

The submitter has attempted to document: sable and Or charges used together, sable charges on gules fields, the use of wolves/dogs and suns or stars, the pattern of a primary charge and a charge in base.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-17/19-40-42_kharatai_badge_IAP01.jpeg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-17/19-40-43_kharatai_badge_IAP02_B.jpeg
#3 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-17/19-40-44_kharatai_badge_IAP03_B.jpeg
#4 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-17/19-46-33_kharatai_badge_IAP04_B.jpeg
#5 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-17/19-46-33_kharatai_badge_IAP05_B.jpeg


19: Lars Kalborðar - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Submitter cares about the gender (male) of the name.

Lars - from Danmarks Gamle Personnavne, Volume 1, Fornamen L-O, column 837, about ¾ of the way down the column, d. 1493.

Kalborðar - `kalborðar' from [http://www.dicts.info/dictionary.php?l1=English&l2=Icelandic&word=cabbage&Search=Search]

[http://www.dicts.info/dictionary.php?l1=English&l2=Icelandic&word=eat&Search=Search]

The second name is a constructed nickname intended to mean "cabbage-eater". From No Copy Source [Cleasby] <kal> = cabbage: Cleasby p. 334. Note that in Cleasby, <ká-> follows <kau->, rather than being included in the <ka-> section.

<borðar>: <borða> = to sit at table, eat, dine. Cleasby, p. 72

The Scandinavian name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

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#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-23-44_lars_namedoc01.jpg
#2 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-30/23-23-45_lars_namedoc02.jpg


20: Meash White - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the West LoI of November 29, 2017 as submitted.

Argent, on a chief embattled sable a martlet close Or.


21: Mercy Grym - New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: the old name was registered in June of 2012, via the West.

Old Item: Aine inghean Tuathail ui Ghallchobhair, to be retained as an alternate name.
Sound (none noted) most important.

Submitter cares about the sound (none noted).

Mercy - from No Copy Source FamilySearch: `Mercy Skipton' christened Nov 1590, Brenchley, Kent, England, Batch C13094-1 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NRCD-1BZ]

from No Copy Source FamilySearch: `Mercy Whitehead' christened Nov 1581, Kyme, Lincoln, England, Batch C02966-2 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J33V-PMF]

from No Copy Source FamilySearch: `Mercy Roger' christened Aug 1575, Little Wilbraham, Cambridge, England, Batch K13841-1 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NB8B-F2X]

Grym - No Copy Source [Black] Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland. On p.329, sub GRIM notes one `Cuthbert Grym' as a pledge for Andro Fishar in 1488, and `Sir James Grym' as a co-notary in 1541.

The English name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.


22: Moira of Kent - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in August of 1993, via the West.

Argent, two bars gules overall a cross of ermine spots sable.


23: Riquardus zonder Ziele - New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Holland) most important.
Culture (Holland) most important.
Spelling (Riquardus) most important.

Submitter cares about the spelling (Riquardus), the language and/or culture (Holland) and the gender (male) of the name.

Riquardus - `Riquardus' from Names in the Low Lands 1250-1300 by Kees Nieuwenhuijsen [http://www.keesn.nl/name13/en4_list_m.htm]

zonder Ziele - `zonder Ziele' d.1478 from No Copy Source Surnames (Dutch) by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/dutch/dutch15surnames.html]

The Dutch name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.


24: Rosamonde Aurelia Ravensee - New Name & New Device

Argent, a schnecke issuant from base sable and in chief three bees azure.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (Raven-Sea) most important.
Spelling (Rosamonde) most important.

Submitter cares about the sound (Raven-Sea), spelling (Rosamonde), and gender (female) of the name.)

Rosamonde - from No Copy Source FamilySearch `Rosamonde Crabtrye' christened Feb 1577, Halifax, barry wavYork, England, Batch P00749-1 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMF3-S59]

Aurelia- from No Copy Source FamilySearch `Aurelia Kempe' christened Dec 1580, Willoughby, Lincoln, England, Batch C03424-3 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J7W9-CJ8]

Ravensee - from No Copy Source FamilySearch `Elyzabeth Ravensee' christened Sep 1612, Withern, Lincoln, England, Batch C03427-4 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NFMV-J6K]

The English name formation <double given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

There is an SFPP for using a schnecke in combination with other charges.


25: Selviergard, Shire of - New Badge

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in January of 1983, via the West.

Per fess wavy gules and barry wavy argent and sable, in chief a drakkar sail furled Or.

To be a Populace Badge for the Barony.

Listed in the Armorial as Selviergard, Shire of, branch-name registered in January of 1983 (via the West) this local group became a barony, and is currently listed as such on the Principality of Oertha's website [http://www.westkingdom.org/content/principality-oertha-0]

The fess line is a little low, but this is caused by the charge on the top half of the field.


26: Sigrun bjarnyl - New Name & New Device

Purpure, a winged ounce sejant, dexter forepaw raised, Or a bordure argent semy of pairs of needles in saltire gules.

Submitter desires a feminine name.
No major changes.
Language (Viking) most important.
Culture (Viking) most important.

Submitted as `Sigrun bjarnylr'. Submitter will NOT accept MAJOR changes and cares about the language and/or culture (Viking) and gender (female) of the name.

Sigrun - found in Nordiskt runnamnslexikon by Lena Peterson, p. 194, [http://www.sprakochfolkminnen.se/download/18.4aec91b214565240e19f20/1398493750944/lexikon.pdf]

bjarnylr - found in No Copy Source Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (Sara L. Uckelman) [http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html]

from No Copy Source [Geirr Bassi] p.20 `bjarnylr' p.19 explains that names ending in `r' lose the `r' when changed to the feminine, so this should be `bjarnyl'. We have updated the submission accordingly.

The Old Norse name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A.

The submitter's original image did not have delineating lines on the crossed needles. She was contacted and approved the change to the depiction submitted. Please see the attached image to reference the original depiction.

The above submission has images. To view them, see the URLs below:
#1 https://oscar.sca.org/showimage.php?I=1965/2018-03-26/21-10-42_sigrun_deviceLD_Mini.jpg


27: Treásach þjóðhagi - New Device Change

OSCAR finds the name registered exactly as it appears in December of 2015, via the West.

Azure, on a bend sinister between two drakkars argent three thistles palewise purpure slipped and leaved vert.

Old Item: Quarterly Or and barry wavy argent and azure, a drakkar purpure., to be released.

The submitter's old device (Quarterly Or and barry wavy argent and azure, a drakkar purpure) is to be Changed - release old device upon registration of this submission.

The submitter clarified that she wants her thistles purpure specifically, never mistaken for gules, so we have blazoned this as 'three thistles palewise purpure slipped and leaved vert' and NOT 'palewise proper" as a 'proper' thistle can be either gules or purpure as described here [https://heraldry.sca.org/coagloss.html]


28: Violet Fennwycke - New Name

Sound (Pronounced: Vi-o-let FEN-wik) most important.

Submitter cares about the sound (Pronounced: Vi-o-let FEN-wik) of the name.

Violet - `Violet' dated 1637 from A List of Feminine Personal Names Found in Scottish Records by Talan Gwynek (Brian M. Scott) [http://heraldry.sca.org/names/scottishfem.html]

Fennwycke - from No Copy Source FamilySearch: `Antonius Fenwycke' christened Feb 1579, died Jun 1589 Ripon, York, England, Batch P00901-1 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMKS-8J9]

from No Copy Source FamilySearch: `Elizabeth Fennwicke or Fennwike' christened Nov 1600, Addlethorpe, Lincoln, England, Batch C02532-1 [https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J339-N9G]

The English name formation <given + byname> is found in SENA Appendix A. The Middle and Early Modern regional naming grouping of English and Scottish is acceptable per SENA Appendix C.


29: Waleric von Bredereke, Catriona Morgan - New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Per pale gules and argent, a sword inverted sable between two lions addorsed counterchanged all between four hearts counterchanged argent and purpure, a bordure raguly sable.


30: Won Cheol - New Device

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Argent, a wolf rampant regaurdant, on a chief gules a bezant and a plate.

Won Cheol. This name was registered in July of 2017 (via the West).


31: Yang Hyojeon - New Device

OSCAR finds the name on the West LoI of April 03, 2017 as submitted.

Per fess engrailed gules and azure, three mermaids in their modesty tails extended to base argent.

Yang Hyojeon. This name was registered in July of 2017 (via the West).


Standard disclaimer: This letter accurately reflects the contents of the various submission forms and accompanying documents, including consent to changes, expressed preferences, requests for authenticity, and formation of holding names. Any and all assistance will be gratefully accepted.

Respectfully submitted,

Edith of Swanesdale, Matins Herald

West Kingdom College of Heralds

matins@heralds.westkingdom.org - matins.westkingdom@gmail.com


OSCAR counts 15 New Names, 2 New Name Changes, 1 New Alternate Name, 14 New Devices, 1 New Device Change and 7 New Badges. These 40 items are chargeable, Laurel should receive $160 for them. OSCAR counts 1 Resub Badge. This item is not chargeable. There are a total of 41 items submitted on this letter.